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About Carley Garner
Senior Commodity Market Strategist and Broker, STOCKS & COMMODITIES Magazine Columnist, TheStreet.com Contributor, and Author
Carley Garner is an experienced futures and options broker with DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner Financial Services, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her commodity market analysis is often referenced on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money on CNBC and she is a regular guest on Bloomberg Television’s Options Insight segment with Abigail Doolittle. Garner is a regular contributor to TheStreet.com and its Real Money Pro service and is also a regular on the speaking circuit and can be found at TradersEXPOs and MoneyShows throughout the country.
Garner is also an award-winning commodity futures and options trading book author. In addition to Trading Commodity Options with Creativity, Garner has authored Higher Probability Commodity Trading; A Trader's First Book on Commodities (three editions); Currency Trading in the Forex and Futures Markets; and Commodity Options. Her e-newsletters, The DeCarley Perspective and The Financial Futures Report, have garnered a loyal following; she is also proactive in providing free trading education at www.DeCarleyTrading.com.
Carley is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, from which she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting. Carley jumped into the options and futures industry with both feet in early 2004 and has become one of the most recognized names in the business.
Carley authors a monthly column in Stocks & Commodities magazine and has been featured by several major media outlets.
Visit Carley at www.DeCarleyTrading.com.
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In its quest to guide traders through the process of commodity market analysis, strategy development, risk management, Higher Probability Commodity Trading discusses several alternative market concepts and unconventional views such as option selling tactics, hedging futures positions with options, and combining the practice of fundamental, technical, seasonal, and sentiment analysis to gauge market price changes.
Garner has a knack for portraying complex commodity trading concepts, in an easy-to-read and entertaining format. Readers of Higher Probability Commodity Trading are sure to walk away with a better understanding of the futures and options market, but more importantly with the benefit of years of market lessons learned without the expensive lessons.
A Trader’s First Book on Commodities is guaranteed to shorten the learning curve for beginning traders while offering seasoned traders a new perspective on familiar topics. There is more to trading than computer-generated oscillators and trendlines; choosing the wrong trading platform, brokerage, or order type can do more harm to a trading account than choosing the wrong technical indicator.
"Trading commodities is a game of mental stability; without the proper understanding of the futures and options markets and the ability to remain calm, it is difficult to make rational trading decisions. The goal of this book is to enable traders to create a trading environment lacking peripheral distractions or stress which, in turn, mitigates emotions and improves the odds of trading success. In short, the third edition of A Trader’s First Book on Commodities is everything you need to know and do before you ever place a trade." - Carley Garner
Many books have been written on options trading, but most focus on the academic side of options suggesting there are black and white answers and reliable mathematical formulas to determine profit and loss. Yet, options traders must be ready and willing to deal in gray areas, approximations, and guesswork. Trading Commodity Options…with Creativity bridges the gap between traditional options trading literature and real-life trading examples. Through tough-learned lessons, this book tackles the nearly impossible task of streamlining the process of developing an appropriate options strategy for any market environment and risk tolerance, then making the necessary mid-trade adjustments to improve the odds of success.
Carley Garner is a frequent contributor of commodity market analysis to CNBC’s Mad Money TV show hosted by Jim Cramer. She is also a regular guest on the Options Insight segment on Bloomberg Television with Abigail Doolittle. Garner has been a futures and options broker, where for over nearly two decades she has had a front-row seat to the trials, tribulations, and victories traders have been dealt by the commodity markets.
Trading Commodity Options…with Creativity is Garner’s fifth title. She is a best-selling author and has been praised for her knack of portraying complicated subject matter in an easy-to-read and entertaining format. Readers will undoubtedly walk away with the tools needed to utilize options, tame the treacherous commodity markets, and create custom-risk and reward profiles to meet the needs of traders regardless of size and experience.
“If you are looking to get rich quick, keep looking. Carley Garner’s latest effort outlines the brutal consequences that come with lackadaisical risk management in commodity trading. Trading Commodity Options…with Creativity opens readers' minds to imaginative and unconventional option strategies intended to reduce the hazards of speculation as well as help businesses improve the efficiency of their hedging activities. If you are willing to think outside of the box and put in the legwork, this book is essential for those searching for a smarter way to participate in the futures markets.”—James Cramer, Host of Mad Money, CNBC
“Carley Garner is one of the premier voices on trading options and commodity futures. She is as authentic as she is knowledgeable. Trading Commodity Options...with Creativity is the perfect combination of her expertise and personality and it as engaging as it is helpful. This book is a fantastic real-world guide on how to how trade commodity options with finesse.”—Abigail Doolittle, Options Insight Host, Bloomberg Television
"Carley breaks down commodity options trading with a precision that only a seasoned pro can do. The well-thought-out format showing the pros and cons of different strategies provides a consistent template essential for learning. The biggest bonus is the unexpected wealth of information on everything from seasonals to expirations. The subtleties take the book well beyond a pure textbook. Nice job!"—Linda Raschke, Professional Trader
“One of Carley's greatest skills is the ability to make complex topics easy to understand. Trading commodity options with…Creativity is another example of her skill. Carley's ability is to demystify the sometimes-intimidating world of options trading is amazing and valuable to every level of trader. Veteran traders view options as part math and part religion.
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